Records keep piling for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which according to research firm NPD, were responsible for driving accessory sales in the US to new highs, reaching a quarter of a billion dollars in the two weeks that followed the launch of the devices:

U.S. mobile phone accessory sales reached record levels following the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Accessory sales for the two weeks after the launch were 43 percent higher than the two weeks prior, reaching $249 million, according to The NPD Group Weekly Tracking Service.

For more details, read the full press release here.

  • hkgsulphate

    thats bad news for samsung
    really bad news.

    • Chetan

      Yeah and since shamesung can’t make better phones, instead they can try diving into $249 Million iPhone accessory market and make some good accessories and cases.. May be then they won’t have to worry of every next quarter losses..

  • Frank Anthony

    I got to feel the iPhone 6 Plus today… seriously? I was like, Is this kinda Samsung big stuff or what but again, I hold it for like 3 minutes… Bam, something magical happened as i did not notice the largeness. As i look at my iPhone 5s.. i was like, Hey, you look like iPhone 4 right now.. why? so small and outdated almost ;(

    • Rowan09

      I was going to get the 6 but after owning the Note 2 as well I got use to the size. Trust me the 6+ is a better buy and the battery life is great.

      • Jason Baroni

        Is it worth than the 6 just for the battery life?

      • Rowan09

        I don’t own a 6 so can’t give a fair opinion.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Battery life is not good on the 6. You can achieve 8-10hrs if you’re a light to moderate user. For a heavy user i can only get 6 hrs. So im force to use it moderately disabled some features, disabled background refresh. I wish apple crammed more battery on this thing. :-/

      • Rowan09

        Oh ok, so it’s good that I got the 6+ then.

      • n0ahcruz3

        If apple offered 32gb entry level for the 6+ i wouldve gotten the 6+ but no. So i got the 64gb 6. I love the phone but battery is just not good. And this is a replacement the first one i got had wifi issues and battery was terrible 4hrs usage im already at 20-30% light usage. Funny thing is this had wifi issues too so i thought the problem wasnt the phone its the router compatibility, changed my router setting from WEP to WPA2 and wifi was fixed blazing fast.

      • Rowan09

        You mean 32 as the base model?

      • n0ahcruz3

        Yes.. 16gb is not enough for me

      • Shadowelite123

        It’s a marketing tactic. Like the 16gb iPod touch not having a camera. It’s a tactic to rake in more profit.

      • Matt Dowdy

        Ridiculously good battery life on my 6 plus came over from android and absolutely love it, from 6am until 12 noon I lost 16% battery and with that I was on safari, YouTube, viber, email, Facebook and a couple of calls plus I only got it yesterday so I’ve probably used it more than I would normally so yeah, really impressed with battery on this

      • Rowan09

        Couldn’t agree more.

      • Blip dude

        I’m noticing the same exact battery life on my iPhone 6 as I did on my iPhone 5, don’t know how that helps you determine battery but to me I obviously see no difference. And thats with the same exact settings as the iPhone 5 BTW.

      • Jason Baroni

        It sure helps a lot! Thanks! I am currently using my iPhone 5, so you just gave me a review on battery as I need once I am a power user. Thanks!

  • I’m betting majority of those accessories were anti-bend cases….

    • Shadowelite123

      Wow the iPhone 6 and 6 plus have already been proven to not bend as easily as the media proclaimed. Like its already getting annoying. This same lie was made about the iPhone 5S and what’s funny is that the iPhone 5 never had that problem and they are both the same phone but with hardware differences.

      • Not sure if you have seen the video made by UnboxTherapy, but he posted another iphone 6 + bend test live and in public, he instantly bends the casing off the digitizer.

      • Shadowelite123

        Not sure if you’re heard that consumer reports, one of the most respected device stress testers, said that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus does not bend unless you apply 70 pounds of force for the 6 and 90 pounds of force for the plus. Unless you apply that much force while texting or watching a movie, it will not bend. Not even in your front pocket. The the back pocket might be a different story but in normal use, definitely no.

      • Consumer report’s test is inaccurate. They should have tested the bend at the volume rocker button layout. That’s where the structure gives out the easiest. It’s also where the force from your pelvis and leg will bend it when seated with it in your pocket. Finally, that’s also where bend tests have shown it bend at…the iPhone 6+ has a flawed metal design.
        Take a look at UnboxTherapie’s other phone bending videos, he even has a new one of the Note 4 and it too bends, but it can be returned back to normal without cracking the screen.

  • Good post